Compline : Night Natalie Salminen Rude, sculptor and encaustic artist, currently has work on view at the Duluth Art Institute. Up next, she is showing new work at Lizzard’s Gallery (August 8th), and there are a few haiku workshops on her studio calendar. Salminen Rude is no stranger to the creative process. Her willingness to evolve
Foretaste (for Jay) Cameron Anderson’s artwork explores divine mystery, expressions of worship and wonder in the midst of the unknown. Limited color fields expand with experimental textures. Precise lines and shapes facilitate an otherworldly sense of dimension. Anderson is considered a fine artist, but he calls himself a maker, an identity that was evident at an
“Illuminated Pages – Tanya” embodies the essence of the Tanya’s first page. The stenciled stainless steel is carved with this excerpt and placed before a Plexiglas pane. When the work is lit, the letters are like flames proclaiming what is written in this important Judaic text. Artist Rabbi Yitzchok Moully gives much insight into the
"The Storm is Passing Over" Matti Sirvio’s current exhibition When Words Get Tired is on view at the artist's gallery is Muscat, Oman. With this collection of works, Sirvio expresses his observations of society and the larger, deeper messages that don’t sink in. With the increasing pace of life and technology has come the gradual loss
Serene oval faces with soft smiles resemble the faces of the saints in ancient iconography. Yet these sculptures have a strange quality, setting them apart from anything recognizable. Oriano Galloni found the inspiration for his Silent Souls series in nature. The artist was walking in an ancient forest when he felt overcome by other-worldly presences.
In “A Cloud Took Him Out of Their Sight” shades of blue create a form that is rising. It is like a totem of light scattering the dark. The figure is soft, and its surroundings are jagged as the light is pulling him away from some deep blue place. The effect takes the viewer between—near
Refraction Phil Irish has continually explored spirituality and the human relationship with natural spaces since 2004. Mixed media, oil paint on panels, and digital elements in each of his exhibitions evolved into Trashing Mountains in 2014. This ongoing project conveys the immense presence of nature, as well as the weight and depth of its modification.
Secret Place Lael Burns’ artwork is delicate dance. The murky, fleshy shapes and celestial glitter bodies tell a story of opposites that interact. It is a painful struggle. Within the intricacy of this exchange, of these gruesome and pleasing elements, there is beauty. “Making art has always been a way for me to process life
"I Will Go Up" In Matti Sirvio’s paintings there is time and space, the movement of the soul. His paintings simultaneously celebrate the felt senses, the beauty in life, and the nature of a spiritual existence. “I think that colors and their composition are the key to all visual communication. I love connecting them, experimenting